TPA | South Austin Brewery

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TPATPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
South Austin Brewery
Texas, United States
southaustinbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Uanof on 05-22-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
14.81%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tubeyes
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold (4+) pour with thick, creamy white head;decent cap retention; good clarity; heavy lace. Lite grass hop nose. Semi sweet caramel malt, and very lite bitter hop tongue. Medium lite, almost creamy mouthfeel; moderate carbonation. Overall, easy drinking with lite malt linger.

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Photo of crownrl28
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweetdemonsweat
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Junichi
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BryantForestry
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gilgar
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mschantz
3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled Pour from a 16 oz can - no date code. Pours a not-quite-clear brassy orange. Nose presents a bit of orange marmalade and malt sweetness. Taste is malt driven but balanced nicely with moderate hoppy bitterness. Kind of a throw back to what hoppy beers used to be. Not stunning but solid.

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Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sirhc3034
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burkbom23
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brett606
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgrunin
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greenspointexas
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.11/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a moderately cloudy golden color with a nice ivory white head that settles leaving a nice lacing down the glass,

The nose is moderate but earthy with notes of grass, pine and citrus.

The taste is a sharp and dry hop experience with the maltiness being completely subdued. The hops are bitter with earthy notes to match the nose.

The moutfeel is pleasantly rich and satisfying.

Overall a very drinkable and strong IPA with the cliche matching that what is in Texas is bigger and this is a big hop flavoring.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy amber color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are very good. Has an apple and caramel aroma. The taste is bready, highly malted with a mild hop bitterness but overall smooth taste with apple and caramel flavors at the end. Not a bad IPA. It is better than I expect, given the brewery, but definitely not going to break into anyone's top 5.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardTarget
1.8/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Appearance: Pours with a four finger head that lasts long enough for me to get impatient to actually try and drink the beer. Glass is very hazy orange amber.

Smell: Under attenuated malt. Kind of a sickly sweet smell I know from homebrews gone, well, not so right.

Taste: Again, under attenuated, heavy sugars and a slightly band-aid plastic note. Lingering bitter note doesn't give any pleasant hop features, just a metallic medicine taste.

Feel: Fizzy, medium light body, slowly fading oily finish.

Overall: Well, I'm pissed I didn't look closely enough at the can to see TPA, looks a hell of a lot like an IPA, which it isn't. Second, this is just poorly made, or poorly designed. Just a mess of errors and off flavors. Gushed a bit when I popped the can, going to hope that's just all of sugars left behind that the yeast is still trying to chew and not an infection (which, I'm not ruling out). Second beer from the brewery that I've had the concern about; scary.

Avoid

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TPA from South Austin Brewery
3.51 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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